FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NEW YORK, August 13, 2007– Viva Media is proud to announce the official North American publishing partnership for RACE 07 for PC DVD-ROM. Developed by SimBin Studios, the creators of award-winning titles GTR, GT Legends and GTR2, RACE 07 encompasses even higher-quality realism and detail. The agreement allows Viva Media to publish the highly popular RACE game franchise in the United States, Canada and Mexico for the first time.
Featuring more than 300 cars in nine different racing classes, RACE 07 includes the full 2006 and 2007 seasons of the FIA World Touring Car Championships (FIA WTCC) as well as 8 more classes on 32 tracks from all over the world.
“RACE 07 has been developed by real auto racers who have made the game as close as they can to a real life experience,” said Carlo Voelker, CEO, Viva Media.“We are pleased to partner with SimBin Studios to bring this highly-anticipated game to the U.S. market for the first time.”
RACE 07 features:
• The full 2007 and 2006 seasons of the WTCC, plus the historic WTCC’87 class, Formula 3000, Formula BMW, the Mini Cooper Challenge, and more
• Intense“singleseater” action: Open racecars feature realistic helmet views with visor dynamics so real players will see every speck of raceway debris
• 32 different real-life tracks from all over the world, including unique city tracks
• Online rankings and leader boards
• Human-like AI opponents that behave as natural race cars, trying to force the driver into error
• Enhanced community appeal, with community driver names, customized skins and league-support
“We are looking forward to working with Viva Media once again,” said Henrik Roos, CEO, SimBin.“We wanted a strong partner for the debut of the RACE franchise in the United States. Viva and SimBin have a legacy of success that we are looking forward to continuing with this new title.”
Published by Viva Media, LLC
Developed by SimBin Development Team AB
UPC Code: 1-934088-87-0
Recommended Retail Price: $US 29.99
Minimum System Requirements: Microsoft Windows Vista, XP Home/Pro Processor 1.7 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or 100% compatible, Memory 128 MB RAM, Hard Drive 2.5 GB free space, 3D Accelerator DirectX 9 compatible graphics card with 256 MB memory, Sound Card DirectX 9 compatible, Input Keyboard and Mouse, DirectX Version 9.
About Viva Media
Viva Media LLC is a privately owned company headquartered in New York, featuring more than one hundred games and over fifty notable awards for software excellence. The company’s portfolio of games on the PC platform includes GTR, GTR 2, GT Legends, Play Chess: Fritz 9, and Crazy Machines as well as other fine family entertainment titles.
SimBin Development Team AB is a Swedish game developing company making interactive entertainment with focus on the highest simulated gaming realism for all leading gaming platforms with its main markets in Europe and the US. SimBin was founded in 2003 and occupy a total staff of 70 people, consisting of 50 employees and 20 distributed consultants worldwide.
About FIA WTCC
FIA World Touring Car Championship is one of only three FIA world championships, alongside the Formula One and World Rally Championships.
At the end of the season, two FIA WTCC titles will be awarded: Drivers´ Champion and Manufacturers´ Champion. Besides these FIA titles, WTCC promoter KSO and official tyre supplier Yokohama will award the Yokohama Independents´ Trophy.
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